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There are 5 ways to get from Cairns to Moree by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Moree (MRZ) CNS - MRZ

$247 - $409

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Train, bus  •  32 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Cairns Central Station to Brisbane Roma Street Spirit of Queensland
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Moree

Bus  •  37 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Brisbane Gx411
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Moree

Train  •  44 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Cairns Central Station to Brisbane Roma Street
  2. Take the train from Brisbane to Maitland Station 32
  3. Take the train from Maitland Station to Werris Creek Station 223
  4. Take the train from Werris Creek Station to Moree Station 243

$257 - $437

Drive  •  21 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Cairns to Moree 1118.4 miles

$150 - $230

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The cheapest way to get from Cairns to Moree is to drive which costs $220 - $330 and takes 21 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cairns to Moree is to fly which costs $340 - $600 and takes 7 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cairns station to Moree. However, there are services departing from Cairns Central Station and arriving at Moree via Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cairns station to Moree station. However, there are services departing from Cairns Central Station and arriving at Moree Station via Brisbane, Maitland Station and Werris Creek Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 44 h 35 min.

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The distance between Cairns and Moree is 1455 km. The road distance is 1789.5 km.

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The best way to get from Cairns to Moree without a car is to train and bus which takes 32 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 10 min to get from Cairns to Moree, including transfers.

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Cairns to Moree bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, arrive at Cairns Central Station.

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Cairns to Moree train services, operated by Queensland Rail Travel, arrive at Cairns Central Station.

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The best way to get from Cairns to Moree is to fly which takes 7 h 10 min and costs $340 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 37 h 5 min, you could also train, which costs $360 - $650 and takes 44 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Cairns to Moree.
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  • Distance: 909.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 10 min

What companies run services between Cairns, QLD, Australia and Moree, NSW, Australia?

Qantas, Jetstar and two other airlines fly from Cairns to Moree hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cairns to Moree via Brisbane in around 37 h 5 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Cairns to Moree via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Cairns to Moree via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $900
Flights from Cairns to Moree via Hamilton Island, Sydney
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $850
Flights from Cairns to Moree via Alice Springs, Sydney
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $950
Flights from Cairns to Moree via Townsville, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$220 - $380
Flights from Cairns to Moree via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $380
Flights from Cairns to Moree via Gold Coast, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $380
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Cairns Central Station to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
24 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $270
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Queensland Rail Travel
A-Choice
$262
B-Quick
$145
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Maitland Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$70 - $110
1st Class
$100 - $150
Train from Maitland Station to Werris Creek Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$20 - $29
1st Class
$27 - $40
Train from Werris Creek Station to Moree Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$23 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Bus operators
Crisps Coaches
Phone
(07) 4661 8333
Email
reservations@crisps.com.au
Website
crisps.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Moree
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
crisps.com.au
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Cairns Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
29 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$180 - $250
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Cairns to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
30 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $260
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$150 - $230
Flexifare
$180 - $260

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There is no direct flight from Cairns Airport to Moree Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Cairns to Moree bus services, operated by Crisps Coaches, arrive at Moree station.

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Cairns to Moree train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Moree Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cairns to Moree is 1789 km. It takes approximately 21 h 6 min to drive from Cairns to Moree.

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Jetstar and Qantas offer flights from Cairns Airport to Moree Airport.

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There are 16+ hotels available in Moree. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cairns to Cairns Airport is to shuttle which takes 15 min and costs $23 - $25.

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